India and Australia are amidst the third Test of the four –match series. Steve Smith had an excellent day of batting, and India’s team had been worried that skipper Virat Kohli would not be able to play on the second day. Kohli had sustained a shoulder injury on the field on the first day of play in the third Test.
The Australian team had some good batting, however, Indian bowler, Ravindra Jadeja, removed three players in quick succession. Jadeja has taken the most wickets in this series, with 5 – 124 at Ranchi. In the past five Test that Jadeja has bowled, this was the third five-wicket innings that he has taken. His campaign tally has reached 17 with an average of approximately 19.35 runs per player.
Australia’s skipper, Steve Smith, made a century, reaching an unbeaten 178. Glenn Maxwell made his maiden Test century. Australia was dismissed at 451 runs at the end of the first innings.
When play started today, Kohli joined his team on the field. However, he was not there to play, and after speaking to the players, he left the field. KL Rahul made a half century, and was dismissed by Pat Cummins when he had reached a total of 67, giving the team a good start to the day.
India has been getting runs at a healthy pace, but is still trailing at 331 runs behind Australia. Day three of the third Test promises to be an exciting one. India finished the second day at 120/1. Vijay’s total stand at 42 not out, and Pujara is at 10 not out.
Day three promises to be an exciting one, with the Indian team in with a decent chance of coming out on top. As the Test series stands so far, Australia won the first Test, and India won the second Test.